Su casa mi casa - what is yours is mine

A workshop on sound because of the piano

Thodoros Kotepanos

19 - 25 August

Duration: 33 hours +
Working time:
10.30 - 11.30: interactive / group sessions
12.00 - 14.00: workshop sessions
17.00 - 19.00: interactivity among workshops

Renaissance man.
That is how an old friend who knew me since my adolescence used to call me as long as she was alive. That was a reference of course to the global knowledge and activity of Da Vinci and other top spirits of another era. On the right scale, today's phenomenon of extreme specialisation seems logical, however I always considered it to be a trap. So I avoided any label which in return for prestige limits us to a single catalog paragraph. My valid studies on "classical" piano and the collection of “supplies” and experiences in anything I didn't typically own came to a battle of equivalence, especially after I met with Manos Hadjidakis. Is it all about prestige and identifiability? Is my prestige due to the observer's surprise when I am moving comfortably within  areas unfamiliar to him? How much does it cost to be indefinable and what is the reward? Those are thoughts I want to share with the restless hiking brains of the Music Village: in action!

P.S.: The horizon is a curve

All workshops will be interacting with one another during some time of the day.

kotepanos cvThodoros Kotepanos

Thodoros studied piano in Athens, at the National Conservatory, with Aspasia Kanatsouli, Krino Kalomoiri and Nelly Semitekolo as well as theory of music with Leonidas Zoras and Yiannis A. Papaioannou. He continued his studies in piano in Paris with Ventsislav Yankoff, Jacques Rouvier and Jean-Claude Pennetier. He was awarded the 1st prize for piano performance by the National Conservatory of Paris (CNSMD), as well as two prizes in international contests in Épinal and Athens (Maria Callas).
His musical studies expand in many areas, such as the advanced theory of music, aesthetics, electro-acoustic music, organ, orchestra conducting, etc, therefore preparing his many-sided position in the greek music area after his return to Greece in 1991. Besides his regular thematic piano recitals, he occupies mainly with song accompaniament and orchestration. His cooperation with the famous counter-tenor Aris Christofellis has been recorded on two CDs with lieder (1989, Sirius and 1996, EMI).
He has worked with Manos Hadjidakis since 1987 as a pianist, arranger and as his assistant. Since then he has made numerous appearances in discography and the music scene of the contemporary greek song. Among his important liaisons are these with N. Xydakis, L. Platonos, N. Venetsanou, E. Paspala, St. Spanoudakis, D. Galani, E. Liougos, Chr. Tsiamoulis, S. Yannatou, E. Reboutsika, S. Theodoridou, the musical ensembles of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), the Orchestra of Colours, the National Theatre of Greece and others.